By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
Port Moresby General Hospital Chief Radiologist Doctor Dora Lenturut Katal said these patients illnesses have been able to be diagnosed on the spot.
'On training as well as subject cases, we have done fifty one subjects.
All of which diagnosis was able to be made right there and then.
We have a “One point five Tesler”, its quite high on the market at the moment.'said Doctor Katal.
Doctor Katal revealed this today at the official launching and commissioning of the country's first ever MRI scanner at the Port Moresby General Hospital.
The MRI scanner is used to immediately detect illnesses or faults in the body and allow for proper diagnosis.
Meanwhile, A month long Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning training has been conducted for the Port Moresby General Hospital Radiology Department staff.
Port Moresby General Hospital Chief Radiologist Doctor Dora Lenturut Katal said the training was to prepare them on how to operate the MRI scanner.
'We start operation on this MRI training in mid-January this year with the help of our Imaging Institute in Delhi. We've had MRI technical training as well as MRI awareness and training by our two radiologist from the same institute,' she said.
The training was conducted by Dr Parveen Gulati, an MRI expert doctor and Mr Habansh Bhatia, an MRI technician, both from the Imaging Institute in Delhi, India.
The MRI scanner was funded by the PNG National Fisheries Authority at a cost of five million kina.
NBC News/PNG Today